The Gateway to Magnetic Island
Create amazing memories in the City of Townsville. There are many different activities to do in Townsville; the 3km walk up castle hill rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views across Townsville and over to Magnetic Island in the distance. There are weekly markets on a Sunday in the town centre from 7am and monthly night markets on the strand (first friday of the month). The Strand is home to a beautiful stretch of pristine beaches, parks, cafe's & restaurants, swimming nets and the rock pools. There are many BBQ facilities on the Strand and a volleyball net on the beach. There are swimming pools at the Tobruk Memorial Baths .
North of Townsville are many more stretches of beach and there are great views of Townsville from Cape Pallarenda conservation area. There are botanic gardens in the centre of Townsville where you can relax and enjoy nature.
Most tourists coming to Townsville will visit Magnetic Island. Our hostel is conveniently located for these adventure seeking travellers; we are a few minutes walk from the Fantasea Ferry terminal. Only a short 35 minute boat journey takes you to beautiful Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.
Magnetic Island is your ticket to breathtaking views, great activities and the chance to see a koala in the wild. Make your way here in just over 30 minutes from the Fantasea Ferry Terminal and immerse yourself in island life. If you enjoy beaches, wildlife and exotic paradise views then Magnetic Island is for you! In Nelly Bay where the ferry drops you off there is a bus station. A bus pass is $7 for the day and will take you all over the island; busses run regularly from most places on the island.
Picnic bay has a picturesque jetty that you can walk down and enjoy the view from. Head to Arcadia where the Arcadia Hotel offers great deals on food and drinks. Enjoy Geoffrey Bay where there is great snorkelling and wrecks from WW2 bombings under the water. Alma Bay offers sheltered swimming and is a lovely beach to relax on.
Heading on up to Horseshoe Bay is a must for cafe's and organic, healthy restaurants. Whether you fancy fish & chips or fine dining, Horseshoe Bay has it all. The Forts Walk is a 3km return walk with great rewarding views across Florence Bay and Arthur Bay. The old WW2 lookout posts are used to see these views; step back in time and learn some of the history of Magnetic Island. Also on the Forts Walk is the opportunity to see koalas in the wild; be respectful of their home and take all rubbish with you.
Stay in our spacious rooms and enjoy the local area of Townsville and Magnetic Island. Use our rooftop pool, make use of the free guest wi-fi and complimentary breakfast. There is a fridge in every room as well as air-con and fans. We are close to the marina and Fantasea Ferry Terminal, as well as the town centre.
This spacious hostel is located on Palmer Street, Townsville. Come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere; sit by the rooftop pool or socialise with friends.
A great place for backpackers, solo travellers, couples and families. Make this your stopover on the way to Magnetic Island; we are 500m from the Fantasea Ferry Terminal & you can store your luggage here free of charge!
We are conveniently located a 10 minute walk from the town centre and a 20 minute walk to the strand beaches.
BREATHTAKING SUNSET VIEW